At midday on July 3rd 1982 came the realization and supporting evidence to clarify the meaning and calculation of "a man's number" 6 6 6 of Revelation 13:16-18.

Anyone worshipping the "wild beast" would follow it with admiration, regarding it with pleased surprise and approval. (Rev 13:3). This means to approve of its authority, promoting and advocating its works, particularly during the 42 months of its "authority to act". (13:5). The number 666 are the years of the authority of the "wild beast". Nos.  (1) to (7) are features scripturally attributed to the "wild beast" (See also the diagram below):


It makes war with the "two witnesses" of God to "conquer" and "kill" them.  (Rev 11:3,7 & 13:5-7).


It blasphemes God, His Name, His residence, and those residing in heaven.  (13:6).


It has authority over every "tribe and people and tongue and nation."  (13:7).


All those who dwell on earth will worship it.  (13:8).


It puts under compulsion all persons "that they should give these a mark in their right hand or upon their forehead". (13:16).


Those not having the mark, name or number of the "wild beast" will not be able to trade.  (13:17).


Earth's inhabitants told (through science and industry) to make "an image" to the wild beast" to kill the spiritual activities of those refusing to worship the "image of the wild beast".  (13:14,15).

The "image of the wild beast" is a composite one, made up of many nations and their political regimes of organized rebellion against God. (The origins of democracy appear to stem from academic State schools founded by the philosopher Plato in order to train a new ruling class. 428-348 BC).

The meaning of "a man's number" as being imperfect and emphatic is not the calculation of the number 6 6 6.  But the calculation of the number of years until the end of the original "wild beast's" authority is. For it reveals the beginning of "an administration at the full limit of the appointed times, namely, to gather all things together in The Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth." (Eph 1:10). This administration will consist of 144,000 anointed brothers of The Christ gathered out of every "tribe and tongue and people and nation" to be a theocracy for God: "a Kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth."  (7:4.  5:9,10).

The period of authority that the "wild beast" was granted to wage war against the "two witnesses" of God (The Christ in heaven and his remaining anointed brothers on earth) after they had finished their witnessing, was the 42 months of Revelation 13:5-7. (See also 11:3,7). The 666 years of the original "wild beast's" authority then ended, and all those found worshipping it during the last 42 months of its authority were marked, a period that commenced January 19th 1979 and ended July 2nd 1982. (13:16,17).

(To see evidence of the events that occurred during the first 42 month period of satanic
authority in Christ's congregations, see Revelation 11:1-3 and Subject Index: "Trampling").


(Cont. on Page 666U).